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Do the Shure Black olives fit smaller than normal?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
So I ordered 10 Black olive fomies from shure, i've used their other sleeves before and Smalls were WAY too small and Larges were WAY too large and the Medium fit just right...

But I got the Medium black olives and they seem to fit a little small, like less of a seal than the stock dual flanges (M) size that comes with the SA6. (the L dual flanges fit way too big btw)

Anyone have the same experience?
post #2 of 18
Thread Starter 
anyone?
post #3 of 18
TO me, the fit is roughtly the same, but I have very regular mid size ear canal.
post #4 of 18
So if I use the medium size bi-flanges that came with the SA6 would I get the medium foamies? Or would be better to get the large or small? And the 'Olives' that fit the SE530 fit the SA6 right?

Sorry to threadjack some, but I am to get some of the Black 'Olives' and will let you know if they fit weird in my ear or not.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
I use the medium size bi-flanges and used the medium shure flex sleeves previously and the medium foamies seem too small =(
post #6 of 18
I use both the mid size SA6 bi-flanges and olive with no problem at all.
post #7 of 18
Have you tried putting the olives onto your IEM's the opposite way? i.e. small end of the olive goes onto the IEM first. Try it out and see if it helps.
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
ah-see: hmm never thought about it like that! lol let me try that...
post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
k I tried it and it's not that comfy...there is pain like irritation pain...
post #10 of 18
The black olives were only meant to be put on with the tapered end going into your ear. And small olives work perfectly for me, about similar in size with the other tips that came with my previous Shures.
post #11 of 18


Here's the size difference btwn large and medium...
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
ugh, I really want to buy some L to try it out, but for another $25 bucks it seems pointless. I wish they made a mixed pack haha.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by Daemos View Post
ugh, I really want to buy some L to try it out, but for another $25 bucks it seems pointless. I wish they made a mixed pack haha.
There is a fit pack that includes all three sizes of soft foam and soft silicon tips to try them. You can get them from Frequency City's ebay shop.
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Daemos View Post
ugh, I really want to buy some L to try it out, but for another $25 bucks it seems pointless. I wish they made a mixed pack haha.
Actually you can get the Shure Black Foamies for $15 from soundearphones.com with free shipping. That's where I am getting mine from. I will buy medium and see how they fit, I may need a different size.
post #15 of 18
I find the large a bit uncomfortable. The medium fit just right.
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